Lady Doctor

Since my dear husband recently received his doctorate (hooray!) I couldn’t resist recognizing Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopia, who became the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy on June 25, 1678. Elena was born in Venice to a noble family; her father was a Procurator of St. Mark’s, a high office in the Republic of Venice. She was well educated, studying Greek and Latin under … Continue reading Lady Doctor